One thing about living in Guatemala is that without a Thanksgiving holiday, we can jump right into Christmas after Halloween or All Saints Day. Of course, for our gang at MCU-Guatemala, that means planning events for the children and their families and seeking additional options and locations to celebrate the coming of the Savior. This … Continue reading Merry Christmas?
MCUGuatemala.org, operating as A Couple of Christians Foundation in New Jersey and Misioneros Cristianos Unidos in Guatemala, works primarily with and for needy children in poor and troubled neighborhoods in and around Guatemala City. We offer faith-based counseling and instruction in health, social awareness, and nutrition, as well as Bible lessons, centered around feeding programs … Continue reading OUR MISSION
So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went across to Capernaum to look for him. –John 6:24 (NLT) “I gotta tell you something!!!” His excitement took me by surprise. “I went to the (big evangelical preacher’s) renewal event last night. His message was great! … Continue reading Crossing the Sea
“Why are you here?” This is a question I ask first-time missionaries as they arrive from the USA. Many will recite the needs of the location that have traveled to. They have so much and want to give something to the less-fortunate. Many cite the Bible and how it says to reach out to the … Continue reading WHO IS HELPING WHOM?
“You are a child of the Lord God Almighty; the apple of God’s eye; the Holy Spirit lives in you and Jesus loves you more than you can imagine. You have been chosen to inherit the Kingdom.” It’s hard to imagine a child with this knowledge having an esteem problem. My mom used to tell … Continue reading Self-Esteem and our Kids
“A death is a tragedy. A million is a statistic,” -Josef Stalin What would happen if a four-year-old boy in your neighborhood died of measles? An investigation reveals that mom couldn’t afford doctor’s office visits. In fact, she is struggling to put food on the table for her four children, all of whom are malnourished. … Continue reading In Other News…
Besides our feeding programs and counseling efforts, A Couple of Christians and Misioneros Cristianos Unidos- collectively MCUGuatemala.org- tries to find other ways to provide for the health and well-being of our children and others. Our Boot Out Infections initiative recognized the problem of kids walking through the puddles and floods of the rainy season with … Continue reading Other Projects over the years
It is not enough to fill the children's bellies and send them on their way. We need to fill them with much more. They lack hope, pride (the good kind), and compassion. Their environment tells them it is okay to be disinterested and dismissive of crime, poverty, violence, and misfortune. That's not okay. Our mission … Continue reading Our Counseling & Social Program
The feeding programs of Ciudad de Refugio have been around for a long time, but they are in dire straits presently. Pastor Avelino Guzman is the sole survivor of the founding members of the Ciudad church and feeding program. His health is failing and it is all he can do to keep basic food staples … Continue reading Supporting The Feeding Programs
Misioneros Cristianos Unidos, or United Christian Missionaries, is our incorporated name in Guatemala. The original plan was to obtain a DBA (Doing Business As) identity in New Jersey as United Christian Missionaries. Unfortunately, New Jersey law does not allow charities to use a DBA. We did not want to lose our "Couple of Christians" roots. … Continue reading Why MCU and not ACOC?